Castle game41 viewsThe opening game was held at the Matsue Castle. Otake Hideo played a local student.
Kyoto go club43 viewsPrior to the WAGC i went visting Kyoto, here in a Kyoto go club
Playing at go players friends home34 viewsTo stay at a japanese family home for 2 days was really a great adventure not been forgotten soon. Yaeko & Masao Izaki in the forground and friends who were invited.
Interview with Thomas Debarre34 viewsNot his first interview ... he was really the star of the tournament besides the japanes participant 85 years old Hirata Hironori
IGF annual Meeting33 viewsSome new directors were elected and some finiancial stuff had to be voted upon too ...
Shimane Prefectural Assembly Hall30 viewsThe place where the WAGC was held
Friendship game43 views
Press conference31 viewsThomas giving some important information about himself!
Opening Cermony30 viewsPresenter (with exceptional speech and presenting skills) and translator James Davies (yes the one who wrote / translated the go books)
Friends34 viewsMy opponent from the friendship game, we met again throughout the tourament and made friends :)
Takemiya vs odd player36 viewsThe tournament had an odd number of participants. In the first round the odd (not even) player is the spanish participant Joan Alemany
First game34 viewsMy first game. I had a good start but somehow i managed to answer the ko threat at 1-8 not correctly ...
Flag signing29 viewsAfter the tournament these flags were brought to Sendai earthquake area to cheer them up in difficult times.
Romania vs China25 viewsCornel Burzo (back) against Bai Baoxiang from China
Rain25 viewsIt was starting raining season.
Hot spring31 viewsMatsue is famous for Onsen. We went to a place to relax from tournament exhaustment and recover from injuries.
Venzuela vs Switzerland32 viewsThe venezuelan Julio Melchert Denghy looks peacefull but is a real fighter!
Japanes manhole25 viewsYou might leagh but these sort of things are my main tourist attractions. Only problem there is no map where i could look them up to make a manhole city tour ...
Hong Kong vs. Russia26 viewskghin on KGS Chan Chi-Hin, 13 years old boy just before making Oleg Mezhov resign
Traditional Japan35 viewsThe girls are defenitly more professianlly smililing to cameras than me :)
Turtles taking a sun bath24 viewsIn the sourrounding river of the castle hill
Samurai26 viewsOn the right (on the left it's a tourist guide!)
Final standing28 viewsSwitzerland made 34th place
Hayashi Kozo playing Sanshin21 viewsHe is not only a go professional. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanshin
Sanshin26 viewsA little movie of the Sanshin presentation.
1st price to China26 viewsBai Baoxiang wins all 8 games.